2021 Annual Banquet – Gold Sponsors

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As the annual banquet and fundraiser for Safari Club International – Central Washington Chapter draws near, it is time to reach out and thank our past Gold Sponsors and encourage new folks to join the ranks of the Gold Sponsors. Be sure to mark your calendars for December 11, 2021 at the Yakima Convention Center.…

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Protect the Freedom to Hunt

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International Government & Public Affairs Greetings! JOIN US: Please join us on Tuesday, September 21 for a Season Opener Congressional Happy Hour hosted by Safari Club International and the Washington Metro Chapter from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bullfeathers on the Hill, 410 First Street SERSVP: Tipton Wagner, twagner@scifirstforhunters.org The U.S. Senate is in session and the U.S. House is…

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Conservation Force: End of Year Report 2020

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Dear Supporter, This end-of-the-year report is different. Instead of a bullet list of successes and pending issues, we highlight a few of the developments that warrant better understanding. You already know that our services are real. Also, you have had the benefit of three Quarterly Reports in 2020. Moreover, we do far more than can…

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Biden Administration Targets Hunters with Regulations on Day One

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Original article: https://hunternation.org/biden-targets-hunters-with-regulations-on-day-one/ Fellow hunter, It’s been less than 24 hours since Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and he’s already targeting hunters like us. That’s right, Biden already announced plans to review rules that loosened restrictions for hunters and farmers. What’s first in what will surely be a…

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ACTION ALERT: Stand Up for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

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Governor Inslee has appointed two new individuals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission that will drastically change the makeup of the Commission and jeopardize hunters and hunting in the future. Lorna Smith, the executive director of Western Wildlife Outreach (formerly the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project) and Fred Koontz, a retired zoo professional, have both been…

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Reminder: Hunter reports are due Jan 31

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Hunter reports are due! Hunter reports are required for each deer, elk, bear, cougar, and turkey tag, as well as for each special hunt permit awarded. Reports are required for tagholders regardless of whether you hunted.  You must submit your report before Jan. 31, 2021, to avoid a $10 administrative fee when you purchase your…

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The Hunting Community Needs You!

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On Friday, September 11, 2020 the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take a vote on a proposal to outlaw “hunting” contests, which in reality is a vote to eliminate coyote contests. Both the Hunters Heritage Council and Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation are 100% against this proposal and have sent in testimony against it. The…

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SCI SHINES LIGHT ON COVID-19 IMPACT TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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Washington, D.C. – (APRIL 14, 2020) – Safari Club International CEO W. Laird Hamberlin recently brought attention to the looming threat to wildlife conservation as a result of COVID-19 in an op-ed that appeared in The Daily Caller.   Americans are rightly focused on the threat that COVID-19 poses to humans.  We are all thankful for the first…

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A Note From W. Laird Hamberlin, CEO Safari Club International

I wanted to reach out personally to say that your SCI family is thinking of you as we all navigate the uncharted waters brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a member of SCI, you are our backbone and we rely on you to carry out our shared mission – to promote and protect our…

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Court Sides With SCI In Dismissing Legal Challenge To LA Black Bear Delisting

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“Washington, DC –  -(AmmoLand.com)- A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered species list. Plaintiffs sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over the 2016 delisting, and Safari Club International (SCI) successfully intervened to defend the USFWS’s…

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